Madison Attorney Michelle M. Affatati

Michelle M. Affatati,


Michelle is an attorney with Stafford Rosenbaum LLP.  Michelle’s practice is primarily focused on business law, estate planning, litigation support, and appeals. Michelle has represented a broad range of business clients, including small retailers, real estate developers, and professional entities.  She also has extensive brief writing experience, particularly at the appellate level. 

Her experience includes:

  • Representing clients in forming businesses, buy/sell agreements and real estate transactions
  • Preparing estate plans for estates of all sizes
  • Drafting briefs before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 

Michelle worked in the Washington D.C. office of United States Senator Herb Kohl, and she served as a judicial clerk to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice William A. Bablitch. 

Michelle is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.


University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1997; cum laude)
Marquette University (B.A., 1990)

Professional Memberships and Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
Dane County Bar Association
Dane County Supplemental Court Commissioner, 2007-current

Michelle is a native of Nebraska, and she and her family happily call Madison home. Her husband, Vincent, works in the computer industry.  Michelle and Vincent’s two sons keep them busy.  She loves to travel, and through her trips, she has been able to connect with family overseas.  She is also an avid reader and enjoys belonging to a book club. 

Would like to visit: Belize, Argentina, and Greece
Favorite book: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Favorite movie: Love Actually
Favorite Madison restaurant: Sardine

Community Involvement

The Road Home, volunteer
Blessed Sacrament School, Auction Committee
Blessed Sacrament Church Pastoral Council: 2007-2010; president 2008-2009
Luther Memorial Preschool Board of Directors: 2004-2006